Oh the peace of mind that comes from having a few packages of marinated chicken in the freezer. I like to have some barbecue, some italian (plain old italian dressing) and my new favorite is this Dijon Chicken Marinade.
Any time I’m putting up a large purchase of boneless chicken, I make this chicken and serve it on these sandwiches and then freeze the rest. I just put 2 chicken breasts in each freezer bag and coat it with some marinade and lay it flat in the freezer. (Oh, don’t forget to label it, you know how things look totally different once frozen!)
Here’s what you’ll need:
The original recipe calls for smokey paprika, but this is what I had and it tasted good to me. And I’m sure store brand dijon would be just fine. Go ahead and label your freezer bags now so you won’t get carried away with all the excitement and forget.
It should look something like this.
At this point I place two chicken breasts in each of 3 freezer bags.Put equal amounts of marinade in each bag. I forgot how much you end up with but I think it was around 1/2 cup per bag.) Then seal the bag and just squish it around so the chicken gets evenly coated. And you’re good to go. You’ve got three meals headed for your freezer! (And maybe one on the grill?)
- ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
- 2 T apple cider vinegar
- 2 T honey
- 1T lemon juice
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cleaned and dried with a paper towel.
- Combine mustard, vinegar, and honey in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Add spices and stir.
- Place chicken breasts in a large plastic storage bag.
- Pour marinade over the chicken, close bag and squeeze to evenly coat chicken. Transfer to freezer once it's cool, or chill for one hour and then grill and serve.
- Allow chicken to sit 10 minutes before slicing.